A while back, we took both kids to a movie at the theater. Vaughan had already been to a movie once before and he was so great! He sat still, watched and didn’t get out of his seat once…of course, he was three-and-a-half. We wanted to see how Rheya would do at almost two-and-a-half, so we took them both to see Kung Fu Panda 2. As before, Vaughan was no problem, but Rheya only lasted about halfway through the movie (or until we ran out of snacks to keep her occupied) before she was wandering back and forth in our row and climbing up and down in her seat, etc. A few weeks later, I took both kids (by myself, but with some other mom friends and kids) to the kids’ summer movie which happened to be Kung Fu Panda 1. Again, Vaughan was great and sat with his friends the whole time, but Rheya was a little antsy after the snacks were gone. We still made it all the way through, but it was challenging.
Rheya’s movie-going experiences have left her thinking that ALL pandas are called Kung Fu Panda. So, she has two stuffed pandas and both are lovingly referred to as “Fu Panna.” Does it get any cuter than that?